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#2484913 10 ton elephant in the room.

Posted by number9 on 18 February 2014 - 03:57 PM

It's called hope. And I will always have it. 
It's the people who always think the grass (players) is greener elsewhere who are the problem... Never grateful or even aware of what we have...

Take off ur rose colored glasses. This team is nothing without Lidstrom. We must trade everyone for cool new draft picks

#2484909 10 ton elephant in the room.

Posted by number9 on 18 February 2014 - 03:45 PM

Hell most of you are still delusional and think we will win a cup this year.

Anyone counting us out is just as delusional

#2484851 Red Wings should target Clarkson

Posted by number9 on 18 February 2014 - 10:22 AM

Thank god this didn't, in KH I trust

#2483616 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by number9 on 13 February 2014 - 11:17 AM

It's all a little pointless. With our cap situation and all our overpaid valueless vets, we're not going to trade for anyone. It would involve moving someone of current or future potential to clear cap space and Ken won't do that. Even trading someone like Smith wouldn't work. We could get someone who's better NOW, but he'll likely have a higher salary than Smith. So yeah no trades this season

#2483328 NHL players will not participate in 2018 Olympics (Mod Post #99)

Posted by number9 on 11 February 2014 - 10:45 AM

Look every weed dealer in the country knows its bad business model to take from your profits only to give them to a money hole. Lets say I can buy an oz of grass for $200, and I CAN sell it for $300. lets say I have 15 oz and every one is profitable. Thats $1500 profit.
Now same deal, but I buy 30 oz at $200 and half of them only sell for $150. Now I only make a profit of $750 on the whole 30 oz deal, whereas I was making twice as much with less product to sell. (someone check my mathematics haha)
It's the same with the NHL. If there are teams bringing down the bottom line of the entire league and the owners are OK with this, then I just can't have any sympathy for them for issues like these. And if every drug dealer in America knows this then why can't a lawyer and a bunch of billionaire owners figure it out?
EDIT: And for the people bitching about the locations & time zones of the games, you want the entire world to revolve around the 4.7 % of its population living in the US & Canada, just because you are slightly inconvenienced at having to watch a Hockey game?? Get F***ing Real!! That's honestly one of the most Elitist things I've ever heard!

Growing the sport long term. Growing new markets. Etc. etc.

#2483081 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by number9 on 09 February 2014 - 08:34 PM

I gotta say I think Team USA, Team Sweden, and Team Canada look stacked, on paper anyway. Especially the two North American teams. Those rosters look like they can score and throw some weight around. Sweden looks super skilled.

Russia has a great top 6, but IMO the rest of the team looks pretty mediocre, aside from the goaltending.

Finland looks weak after all their injuries.

Rest of the bigger teams look ok, just not that deep.

Talking about men's

#2481503 Miller vs. Eaves

Posted by number9 on 05 February 2014 - 03:58 PM

Well Miller still has a contract next year, so looks like we get him regardless. And Eaves is waiverable

#2479788 2/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Capitals 6 (OT)

Posted by number9 on 02 February 2014 - 05:20 AM

Wow look at those leading stats.... We should probs trade dats for backstrom.

I mean hes younger right? Right? *blows brains out*

#2479773 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by number9 on 02 February 2014 - 04:17 AM

"This just in: News breaking trade rumor: Every team in the NHL wants another high profile goal scorer and standout D-man on their team"

Well I'm taken aback, I thought it was only us.

#2479772 Sammy Waived

Posted by number9 on 02 February 2014 - 04:09 AM

Hey sorry to pose this question here but since we're on the subject where do you guys see these griffins games? I wouldn't mind checking them out to see our prospects play and how miserably slow Sammy still is.

I lived in Grand Rapids for a few years and caught the games every Thursday (Thursday is dollar dog/beer night) (there's a nostalgic Larry Murphy fan deep within my soul)

But yeah, as far as I kno, that's the only way to catch up on the games

#2479771 What's wrong with Pasha? (Mod warning post #57)

Posted by number9 on 02 February 2014 - 04:01 AM

"Hopefully I can get healthy soon so I can play for my team again and maybe be 100% ready to represent my country as a C in the Olympics"

Is not

"Hopefully I can use my team as secondary conditioning so I can play well in the Olympics, the only thing I, Pavel Datsyuk, care about."

Pavs has given us his utmost loyalty and dedication for over a decade, I think we as fans should return the favor and not assume he's turning his back on us at the drop of hat.

This is Datsyuk were talking about. One of the classiest and most respected men to ever make magic.

How dare we judge him.

#2478010 Andersson v. Sheahan

Posted by number9 on 28 January 2014 - 07:06 AM

Pretty sure Sheahan plays LW and Glendening plays RW...

#2477186 Franzen set to return Sunday

Posted by number9 on 25 January 2014 - 09:42 PM

Great news! We should wreck shop once we are all healthy.

Love that someone else around here still appreciates shop wrecking

#2476311 So when would you make a move and what type?

Posted by number9 on 23 January 2014 - 01:28 PM

I see that Boston are after a LH D and Quincey's name has been linked to the Bruins.

Quincey for Rielly Smith? Quincey for Torey Krug? Nvm I'm drunk.

#2475350 Janmark-Nylen

Posted by number9 on 22 January 2014 - 12:22 PM


21 years old, 6'1" 191 lbs


Took him with our second 3rd rounder, #79 overall, last year.

He's already quickly climbing up the prospect rankings. Red Wings Central has him listed as our #16 prospect now (Just below Nastasiuk and Athanasiou, and just above our first pick from 2012 Frk)

Apparently he's tearing Sweden up offensively. Can shoot, pass, great vision, always wants the puck, high intensity, never stops moving his feet. Only knock is he apparently needs to work on his defensive game, his faceoffs, and his physical strength (though he's already over 190 lbs).

Those first 4 picks from last year are starting to look like genius by Holland and co. Mantha, Nastasiuk, Bertuzzi, and Janmark are all suddenly tearing it up this year. I'm particularly enjoying this because of the people around here who said that, after Mantha, we had horrible picks.

In Holland we trust, in LGW we rant.